Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi is a 2012 Bollywood romantic comedy film directed by Bela Bhansali Sehgal, starring Farah Khan, Boman Irani, Kavin Dave, Shammi, Kurush Deboo and Daisy Irani.Wikipedia
Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi Reviews
It’s a good thing the film’s merits far outnumber its flaws. Beneath its cheeky wit and some of those slapstick gags, Shirin Farhad subtly touches upon issues like pride in one’s profession, embracing one’s physicality, and no expiry date on love. Bela steers clear of caricaturing the Parsi community, at best allowing Parsi characters themselves to take affectionate jibes at each others’ tics.
Not scintillating, but sweet.
Boman’s heart-felt performance lifts the film to some extent. He gives Farhad dignity. You feel for him, even when he’s selling fluorescent green underwear. Clearly Bela has great affection for her characters. I just wish she had given them a better plot to play in.
If you discount the enduring cliché in Kurush Deboo's presence, SFKTNP celebrates the cultural stereotypes of this cozy community with lighthearted and inoffensive humour. It's certainly nowhere as grating and overbearing as the other Bhansali, Sanjay Leela's proclivity for regional excesses as witnessed in Devdas and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. The toning down is some accomplishment for the King of Extravagance given that he has both -- produced and written the film.
Though a bit on the sluggish side, Shirin Farhad Ki To Nikal Padi is warm-hearted and generally watchable without being exhilarating.
This is no epic love tale, but it's worth a watch for those who like their cinema as buttered as their bun maska.
At under two hours, Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi demands little of you and delivers enough for you to not grudge spending time and money on it. I suggest you watch it for some honest moments and a lovable performance by Boman Irani.
Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi is a cute rom-com, but it seriously needed a bigger dose of romance and comedy.
On the whole, SHIRIN FARHAD KI TOH NIKAL PADI is a simple, unfussy and heartfelt movie that hits the right notes. The film supports the fact that no one is too old to fall in love. Truly, this wonderful love story has no expiry date. Recommended!
There are some laughs but they are few and far between. Juggling between comedy, romance and drama is never too easy as you discover this the hard way while watching the film.
First-time director Bela Sehgal does well with an off-beat script, but casting is a big let down.
Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi had its heart in the right place but the execution left a lot to be desired. Watch it if you must for Boman’s sweet charm.